Philip Micallef is a retired sports journalist who has worked full time for Fairfax (Illawarra Mercury) and News Ltd (Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph).
He also was a long-time contributor to SBS (The World Game). He has vastexperience in the production side of newspapers and websites as well as a reporter and opinion writer. 

He has covered many important football events such as the World Cup, the European Championships, the Copa America, the UEFA and AFC Champions League tournaments plus dozens of Socceroos, the National League, and the A-League matches.

He also has interviewed enough top footballers to be able to compile a strong ‘World XI’. He is the author of 'The World Cup Story, An Australian View' that was published in 1994. Philip, who was born in Malta, migrated to Australia in 1981 and lives in Sydney.